Indianapolis Colts COVID-19 retests come back negative; team will play Bengals Sunday


INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) – The Indianapolis Colts Friday morning said several individuals within the organization tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a statement released Friday morning, the team said it was in the process of confirming the positive tests and would close the practice facility. It was unclear at the time if the tests involved players, coaches or front-office staff.

But later Friday, the team said the four positive samples were retested and were confirmed negative.

“Earlier this morning, we were informed that four individuals within the organization tested positive for COVID-19,” the team said in a late-morning statement. “The four positive samples were retested and have been confirmed negative. After consultation with the NFL and chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills, the team will open the practice facility this afternoon under the league’s intensive protocol and will continue preparation for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati.”

The Colts played the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Thursday, Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was sent home from practice with an illness.

It was since announced that his COVID-19 test came back negative.


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